View of Perth from Herdsman Lake
A BRIEF HISTORY
The granting of 200 acres of land in the area first to Henry Trigg in
1831 and later to the Hokin family in 1834. was the beginning of the European settlement in Churchlands
The land was eventually purchased by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Perth, the
Right Reverend Matthew Gibney, in 1891.
Homes in Floreat Lakes
Residential development in the Perth suburb of Churchlands began during the 1970's and accelerated in the 1980's, when extensive subdivision occurred adjacent to Herdsman Lake.
With the majority of construction concentrating around Herdsman Lake. Development is still
underway within the north eastern sector of Churchlands, which is now referred to as "Floreat
Residential dwellings in the suburb are characterised by large, modern, two storey designs with an
average lot size of 850m2. The popularity of infill development has resulted in duplexes and units
becoming a significant form of residential construction throughout the area.
The Perth suburb of Churchlands contains a significant concentration of educational institutions including a campus of
Edith Cowan University, Churchlands Senior High School, Newman College, Churchlands Primary
School and Newman College Junior School. Local shopping needs are met by a small deli and
growers' market on Flynn Street. Churchlands also has access to a number of passive and active
recreation areas, focusing on the Herdsman Lake regional open space.
View over Herdsman Lake over Churchlands
Edith Cowan University: Churchlands Teachers College was established in 1972 and the institution
became a campus of Edith Cowan University in 1980. The University now offers a diverse range of
courses including business, education, nursing, science and engineering.
Herdsman Lake: This is an important regional recreational area and wildlife sanctuary offering a
number of educational and passive recreational opportunities for both the local residents and the
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